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The Daily Increase in the Circulation of The Evening Journal is Solely r Due to the Excellent News Features of the Paper Alone

The Journal
The Evening* Journal Y
For Campaign News
Others are.
We lead
Is Gelling the Balk o< the Cam
paign Advertising
Circulation Is the Reason
Delaware Society of Colonial
Games Hold interesting
Historical Exercises at
New Castle
Soliloquy of the Statue of
Penn, City Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.
By E. L. Chase.
What is It that the "newsies" are call
ing In tho Square?
That Chester and New Castle will
celebrate to-day
My arrival in this country; well I re
ally do declare
I never would have come had I
known they'd act this way.
They really have me muddled—where
did I come to land?
The Colonial Dames are sure It was
Ne^. Castle. Delaware;
Please someone throw out the plank
and give a helping hand.
A Quaker should not get excited, but
for posterity I care.
When those two worthy governors,
Edwin Stuart and Preston Lea.
Make their pow-wow about all my
early deeds
I hope they'll strive my landing place:
It would help history.
I wonder if they have consulted all
the manuscripts and screeds?
I wish that all their ancestral shades
und I could be there to-day.
If I only had Pygmalion and an air
ship there you see.
1 could drop down in their midst and
help them save the day
And say: "Thank thee for thy tab
let; thou hast surely honored
■While historians may differ as to the
date upon which William Penn first
landed In America, and there also may
be some dispute ns to where he first
put his fool, on the soli of this coun
try .there Is no doubt in the minds
of members of the Delaware Society of
Colonial Dantes that the eminent
Quaker and man of peace first landed
In New Castle. And to express sin
cerity in that belief the Delaware So
ciety this afternoon unveiled a tablet
In the eastern end of the old Court
House nt New Castle, which will
establish for all Delawareans the fart
that Ponn first landed In that town,
and that It was on October 2S. 1682.
that he and his retinue came ashore
there, Chester may claim and cele
brate that William landed in their
town on that day. too, but the Dela
ware Colonial Dames do not believe
Penn could have been »0 ubiquitous
In a day that knew not motor boats or
Arrived at New Castle.
Records In possession of the Dela
ware and Pennsylvania Historical So
ciétés indicate that Penn's ship Wei -1
come arrived off New Castle on tho
evening of October 27. 1682, that he
came ashore the following day, and on
the same day arrived off Upland, as
the little settlement was then called.
Lowering skies could not dampen
the enthusiasm of the Colonial Dames
this afternoon, and the unveiling exer
cises were of the utmost Interest aside
from being of historical Importance.
Representatives from the various pa
triotic societies of Delaware were
present, and many visitors came from
Philadelphia, while Dover sent a dele
gation. In honor of some of the visit
ors Mrs. Charles R. Miller and Mrs.
J. Ernest Smith entertained at lunch
eon prior to going to New Castle this
On Special Train
The Philadelphia visitors came on a
train that left Broad Street Station at
2.05 o'clock and the Wilmington guests
went In a special car attached to the
train, which left French street station
at 2.58 o'clock. Governor Preston Lea,
several of the Judges, clergymen and
State and city 'officials were among the
guests, and there was a large attend
when tho formal exercises began.
The historical tablet was placed In
the east end of the old Court House,
which was erected prior to the time
of Penn's landing,
ond story of this building that the for
mal transfer of authority over the land
made to Penn by the Duke i of
York's commissioners.
Some of Those Present.
Among those present were the officers
of the Delaware Society of Colonial
Dames, who Include:
Charles R. Miller; vice-presidents. Miss
Anna T. Canby and Miss Allco E.
Johnston; honorary vice-president, Mrs.
W. Poyntell Johnston; recording secre
tary, Mrs. Preston Lea: corresponding
secretary, Mrs. E. T. Warner; treasur
er. Mrs. William Lea: registrar, Mrs.
Peter T. Wright; historian, Mrs. Charles
B. Mcllvalne; genealogist. Mrs. J. Er
nest Simth; librarian, Miss Margaret
W. Janvier; board of managers,
foregoing officers and Mrs. Ferdinand
L. Gilpin, Mrs, John H Rodney, Mrs.
James A. Draper, Miss Harriet C. Com
ègya, Miss Helen McKlm, Miss Emily
P Blssell, and Mrs. Harry A. Richard
an. p
It was In the sec
•< ■
President, Mrs.
One of the visitors Included Mrs,
Charles F. Hlnchman of Philadelphia.
Mrs. Gilpin was chairman of the com
mittee arranging for the unveiling exer
Among the men who had a worthy
place In the commemoration was J.
Henry Rogers, the rear yard of Whose
home along the Delaware includes the
landing place of Penn at New Castle.
Hts dwelling occupies an alley along
which the proprietor walked as he pro
ceeded from the landing to the old
oourt house Mr. Rogers, whose home
Is filled with historic relics and papers
has the original grant from the Duke
of York to Penn of the territory in
cluded In the famous 12 miles circle
fpom New Castle courthouse. This doc
ument, which Is in a good state of pre
servation. bangs in the ball ef the

•with other papers
Rogers mansion
musty with age,
Mrs. Miller Presided.
Mrs. Charles R. Miller presided, and in
Joseph Swain, president of
Swarlhmoro College, the orator of the af
ternoon. Dr. swain spoke of «ho life and
accomplishments of Penn. and drew some
latter day lessons from tho peaceful and
progressive life of the great and toler
ant Quaker.
Following Dr. Swain Mrs. Miller Intro
duced Mrs. J. H. Wlnsor, of Havorford,
Pa., who extended greetings In behalf of
the Pcnsylvania Society of Colonial |
Dames. Then the tablet »as unveiled.
Mrs. Miller pulling the cord that dlscios.d
It to the gaze of the assemblage. Laussat
R. Rogers, whose ancestors settled In ;
Dcalware before the Revolution, designed J
thls tablet, which contain« the following
On the 28th day of October. 1615.
the Great Proprietor,
proclaimed his government here on the
day of first landing In the New World, j
Here the Duke of York's Commission- I
ers met him and delivered to him the
key of the fort and turf, twig and,
water, as symbol* of his possession.
Placed by the Delaware Society Co-]
lonlnl Dama? of America. October 58.
Tho tablet Is of light gray marble. 4 feet 1
6 inches long by three feel wide. ■
Tho exercises closed with the singing]
of a patriotic hymn, and then followed a
reception In the armory where the gues'a
wore received by the Colonial Dames and]
a delightful social time was enjoyed.
(Continued on Pago Three,)
The Rev. R. O. Everhart, superintendent
of the Anti-Saloon League of Maine, and
Sheriff O'Brien, of Bridgeport, Conn.,
spoke for prohibition uefore the M. E.
Ministers' Association at its weekly meet
ing in tho Union M. E. Church this morn
ing. As an example ho declared that a
minister at hi* first apeparanee before the
Legislature of Maine bad succeeded in
having passed a measure against prize
fighting, whtlo it was difficult for the en
tire church body of the State to have a
measure passed lor the more stringent en
forcement of the prohibitory law.
Other speakers were J. E. Nicholson, of
the First M. P. Church, the Rev. R. H.
Jackson, of Honovcr Presbyterian Church,
Royal Raymond and Henry O. Budd, of
Chrisfield, Md. A eomlttee was appointed
to make nominations fur the s mi-av-i
nuttl election of officers, which wîlTtüïtej
place Monday, November 4. Presiding
Elder A. 8 . Mowbray announced the dis
trict missionary campaign to be held
Tuesday. Wednesday and Friday of rho
last week in November. The first meet
ing on Tuesday November 26 will be held
In St. Paul's M. E. Church; on Wednes
day at Klkton, and on Friday at Port
The initial meeting of the temporarily
organized ministerial union will be held
!n Delà wore Avenue Baptist Church next
Monday, when organization will be made
permanent. The weekly meeting of tho
M. E. Preachers' Aaoctatlon at that time
wll ihn merged Into that of the new
ganisataion. The Rdv. J. E. Nicholson, of
the First NT. P. Ohurch, will read a paper.
To-day nt noon the association attend
ed St. Paul's M. E. Church and heard
eloquent adress by Judge Artman. of In
• in
diana. •
The Rev.
T. J. Hopkins, pastor of
Delaware Avenue Baptist Church,
ducted the opening exercises at
Wilmington High School today. He also
made a few remarks to the scholars
which were attentively listened to.
One of the features of the exercises
was the recitation "A Manly Fellow"
which was given by Raymond
Hoopes and William Stevens.
Band Continues at Country Rink.
Tho management of the Country
Roller Rink has decided to continue the
First Infantry Band in addition to the
large organ, and the skaters of Wil
are promised
music when skating at the Springs.
The Rube Masquerade was such a suc
cess last week that the patrons of the
rink have asked that another
rade party be given in the near future.
In view of the fact that everybody In
Wilmington will bo enthused with the
carnival spirit this week, it has been
decided to have the masquerade two
nights, Wednesday and Thursday,
that everyone desiring can have the
choice of the two nights. On Thurs
day (Hallowe'en) night, a large party
is expected from Kennett Square, and
on account df the parade In Wilming
ton the grand march will nflJ take place
until 10.30 p. m, giving the people a
chance to witness the parade or par- '
tlcipate in It and then come to the |
rink, wihch session will'last until mid
night. In keeping with the carnival
the decorations at the rink will be Im
proved by the changing of the thou
sand lights to red. the most suitable
carnival color.
Isaac Thorp, a farmer of Christian«. I
holds the record for growing big potatoes
this season. On Saturday lie placed some
of the largest potatoes in « peach basket,!
and tt look but twenty -one of tho tubers 1
to fill tIre basket. One of tho potatoes
weighed 244 pounds. Mr. Thorp would Ilk#
to hear from any other grower who can j
fill a poach basket with twenty-one
potatoes. >
210 Cases Listed for Trial
and Argument in Superior
1 1 1 31A l/L
The list of cases for trial and argu
nient at the November term of New
Castle County Court, beginning on
next Monday, was Issued this morn
ing. It shows 124 cases for trial and
7 g f or argument, the largest number
listed for a long time.
damage cases to be tried are twenty
six against the Wilmington City Rall
Among the
way Company, twelve against the
People's Railway Company, 2 against
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com
pany, ten against the Mayor and
Council of Wilmington, and nine
against the P , B. and W. R. R. Corn
The Divorce Cases.
There are 46 divorce cases on the
argument list as follows:
William M. S. Donnelley, vs. Ella K.
James P. Lofiand, vs. Delma W.
William R. Massey, vs. Mary El
Mary E. Winchester, vs. Frank H.
Israel Elsenman vs. Bessie Eiaen
Lucinda Muncy, vs. William R.
Agnes L. Downs, vs. William C.
D«lma W. Lofiand, vs. James P. Lof
Louisa Davis, vs. Domminlck R.
Annie E. Mercer, vs. Harry T.
Frank C. Miller, vs. Mary E. Miller.
Willard J., Carson, vs. Minnie Car
Mary E. Winchester, vs. Frank H.
Louisa Kate Stran. vs, John Thomas
Jennie E. Wirt, vs. John W. Wirt.
' '
Bella A. Middlebrook, vs. Prier F.
Katie B. Lambert, vs. Emory R.
Lambert, Jr.
Charles H. MUIer, vs. Harriett B.
Agnes Taylor vs. Irvin B. Taylor.
John J. Graham, vs. Elizabeth A.
Sarah Katharina Fei««, Vf. Charles
Edward Price.
Emmett P. Bunyea, vs. Laura V.
George A. Robinson, vs. Annie Rob
Emma C. Boll. vs. George E. Bell.
Margaret F. Dutton, vs. John Dut
William Henry Williams, vs. Sarah
James Lambert Dashlell. vs. Cora A.
William F. Coyle, vs. Adella M.
Charles Stettner, vs. Minnie 8 . Stett
Bertha M. Evans, vs. William M.
Alice O. Sherwood, vs. William E.
Elizabeth Jones, vs. William H.
Edwlna L. A. Smith, vs. Warner H.
Mary Burris Rudolph, vs. William
Herman F. Dill, vs. Estelle Dill.
Mary A. Hudson, vs. Levin P. Hud
William H. McCrery, vs. Minnie U.
William C. Corey, vs. Maud B.
Mabel D. Oouert, vs. Walter A.
Bessie H. Hickman, vs. Paul J.
Bessie Rebecca Gear, vs. John Price
Emily B. Macklln. vs. Clarence S.
Elizabeth Jones, vs. William H.
Wright C. Dlzer, vs. Nellie A. Dlzer.
Bertha L. Epps, vs. Spencer Epps.
William H. Armstrong, vs. Lulu B.
Suits by Pethellen Lawson vs.
George Hermann Anderson Lawson,
Emmett P. Bunyca vs. Laura V. Bun
yea and James M. Cleaver vs. Julia A.
Cleaver are for annulment of mam
Criminal court likewise will be a tong
term. Already there are about 50 per
sons, accused of misdemeanors, for
There will be a seslon of Oyer and
Terminer Court for the trial of two
persons accused of murder. It is
likely that the term will continue until
late in December.
Chief Justice Lore and Associate
Judges Pennewlll and Boyce will alt in
tho courts.
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Brandywine M. E. Church celebrated its
flt'Mcth anniversary yesterday. The Rev.
C. W. Prettyman of Iron Hill. Md., a foim
er pastor, preached a special sermon at
1.30 o'clock. An anti-license meeting was
held In the evening. The Hon. Samuel
Artman. of Indianapolis, circuit Judge of
Indiana, spoke from the legal standpoint
of the question,
evening. To-morrow evening there »1.1 bo
n rally of the temperance fore's of the
Ninth ward. Mrs. lake will speak. The
quartette of St. Paul's M. E. Church w.llj
sing. Wednesday evening the Rev. J. P.
Otts. of Rleing Sun. Md.. will speak, and
on Friday evening Presldlftg El.1er A. S
Mowbray will oooapy the guiJttU
An old home meeting will to held this
William Thomson and R. 0.
Everhart Discuss Cam
paign Issues
There was a great gathering at the
Opera House on Saturday night. The
occasion was a Joint debate on
"Whether Prohibition Prohibits In the
State of Maine." The novelty of the
affair and the Intense Interest aroused
In the question drew an Immense
audience. Long before the hour an
nounced for the meeting nearly every
seat in the building was filled, and
people were standing In all the avail
able places. Some who could not get
In through tho door* entered by way
of the windows. Men and women and
children were there. People were In
the crowd who had driven from miles
In tho country to hear the discussion.
They walled patiently for the speak
er* to appear and there was an air of
expectancy in the vast throng as the
hour approached. The right box of
the theatre was occupied by George
Muller, of the license committee, and
a party of friends, and In the left box
was a party, principally women, of the
advocates of the prohibition cause.
About 8 o'clock the speakers and the
representatives of the committees filed
upun the stage. They were about
seventy-five representatives of each
side, tho license representatives being
on the right and the anti-license on the
The prohibition side was supported
by Rev. K. O. Everhart, superinten
dent of the Anti-Saloon League of
Maine, and the license cause was
argued by William Thomson of New
Zealand. President R J. Maclean, of
the Board of Trade, was chairman.
Many Startling Incidents.
The debate was replete with startl
ing Incidents. At first the audience
was quiet and there were very few
adverse remarks while Mr. Everhart
was speaking. During the address of
Mr. Thomson, however, tho "drys"
broke loose, and some persons so per
sistently hissed that Mr. Thomson
warmly said that he hoped the prohi
bitionists would learn better manners
and how to treat a speaker courte
While discussing tho statistics and
comparative drunkenness in Maine
and Wilmington, Mr. Thomson assert
ed that Chief of Police Black had in
formed him that the law was fairly
and impartially enforced In this City.
This remark caused a norm of groans.
Jeers and hisses to break loose and
there was an uproar that made the
speaker pause, while Geonfe Muller of
the license forces arose and called
upon President Maclean to preserve
Offered Man a Dollar.
Later, as Mr. Thomson, at the doss
of his first address, said he had not
seen drunken men In Wilmington, tho
uproar broke out again. When Mr.
Everhart started to reply he walked
to the front of the stage and waving
a dollar asked a man in the rear of
tho house to come forward and get
it and he would show that there was
a drunken man. James H. Kane,
who was sitting in the front row of
the license side, and who Is president
of the Business Men's Protective
League, arose und protested against
such tactics, and President Maclean
called for order. "Let us be sober,"
said Mr. Maclean.
During Mr. Everhart's second ad
dress there were some Jeers and cat
calls, and one of the license men In
tho rear of the stage said that their
side had been orderly, and he hoped
Mr. Everhart attributed the drunken
ness In Maine tö the lumbermen who
canto to the city.
The appearance of tho debaters was th*
(Continued on Second Page.)
Resident Judge William C. Spruance
this morning appointed Jerome B. Boll
to be a member of the Board of Park
Commissioners to succeed John M.
At the last meeting of tho
Park Board, Mr. Rogers announced
his resignation.
Judge Spruance this morning asked
Mr. Bell If he would accept appoint
ment for the unexplred term of \ir.
Rogers, until December 31, 1903, and
Mr. Bell assented,
of the Sunday Star and has taken an
active interest In the park system, as
well as the city beautiful movement.
Mr. Belt ts editor
Pastime After Games.
The Pastime football eleven would
like to receive challenges from any
115-pound, team In the city for Satur
day. particularly the St. John's team.
Send challenges to Frank Engren, No.
2300 Jessup street.
New Telephone Directory,
The Wilmington Light, Power and
Telephone Company is now delivering
it* latest telephone directory which is
the largest and best book ever gotten
out by the company. There are about
3000 copies to be put out In Wilming
Minsball and Mary Groff will receive
diplomas. The address to the gradu
a tes will be delivered by Dr. Irvine M.
Filnn, The auditorium will bo deco-I
rated with autuast follow*. __
In tho New-Century Club to-night
the class of 1907, Homeopathic Hos
pital Training Schont for Nurses wilt
be graduated. Misses Ellen Muhin,
lull Roekrider, Elsie Jackson, Rachel
Accused by the Police of Con
ducting a ''Speakeasy" in
Porter's Court
Many prisoners faced Judge Cochran
In the City Court to-day, but moat of
them were charged with minor of
fenses. The case of Isaac Anderson
and Amanda Gray, colored, who'are
charged with selling liquor without a
license In a house In Porter's court,
yesterday, was postponed until to-mor
row. The State's evidence was heard,
John W. Gordon, colored, testified
that he bought a drink of whiskey and
also a bottle of beer from the Gray
woman, giving her ten cents for each
drink. Felix Carter, another colored
witness, was ordered held as a wit
ness by the court until to-morrow.
James Sweeney and William Roach
w»-e each fined 15 and costs for dis
orderly conduct, as was Leven Rals
ton, who Is accused of the same of
fense; James Burns, trespass, $1;
Charles Garvin, disorderly conduct. 83;
Annie Wilson and Emma Roades, col
ored. disorderly conduct, $3 each.
George Hutton and Henry Johnson,
colored, fighlng on the street, 81 each;
Patrick McQuille. breach of peace, 13;
Edward Butler, larceny of a coat, dis
missed; Stephen Bostick, colored, lar
ceny of a basket of apples, 1200 ball
for tho upper court; John Hicks and
Arthur W. Gray, colored boys, larceny
of a whip, refered to Humane Agent
Fank Stout for Investigation.
The Board of Health to-day decided
to equip tho executive officers of the
department with their winter uniforms
and bids will be asked for at price.
City Bacteriologist Robin reported
having examined the water in tho well
at No. 1813 West Tenth street, and
found It to bo badly polluted. The
board acting in this report, ordered the
ell abandoned and city water substi
Secretary Wlgglesworth reported
that seventeen properties bad been
connected with tho sewers during th*
past week. The board took action on
five now complaints, tho lowest num
ber that ever canto before the board
tn a week.
Tho Ninth ward lost one of Us most
familiar figures yesterday when Rob
ert McKclvey, aged 71 years old, drop
ped dead before his little cigar store
at No. 1121 East Eleventh street. Heart
failure was the cause of death. He
was standing before the store yester
day morning at 8 o'clock, when two
men passing by saw his sway and fall
to the round. The men carried him
Into the store and laid him on a lounge,
where It was found that ho was dead.
The body was removed to his home,
No. 1341 East Thirteenth street.
The old man's fartherly figure was
widely known in the neighborhood of
his home, where he had lived for the
past ten years. He was a shoemaker,
hut for tho last two years had con
ducted his cigar store at the corner of
East Eleventh and Brandywine
streets. Mr. McKelvey was born In
County Tyrone, Ireland, coming to this
country when he was about 20 years
old and settling In Philadelphia. He
came to this city from Elkton, Md..
and bought several properties adjoin
ing his home.
He was a prominent member of Star
of Bethlehem Lodge of Orangemen,
McKinley Commandery. Knights of
Malta, and the Independence Fire
Company. He leaves five sons and one
married daughter. Tho funeral will
be held Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Th Rev. J. T. Prouse. of
Klngswood M. E. Church, will offici
ate. The burial will be in Mt. Salem
High School Football.
The football team of the Wilmington
High School wll play the strong team
of the Northeast Manual Training
School of Philadelphia tomorrow. The
game will be ealed at 3.30 o'clock at the
Front and Union street grounds.
Large Class Confirmed.
In St. Patrick's R. C. Church yester
day afternoon Gerald Fitzgerald du
Pont. aged 12 years, who, with his
parents lives In Switzerland, are visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. Alfred I. duPont, was
confirmed according to the solemn rites
of the church.
The class confirmed was the largest
In the history of St. Patrick's, number
ing over one hundred members. It was
confirmed by Blshop^Iohn J. Monaghan,
assisted by the pastor, the Rev. Wil
liam J. Bermlngham.
preached an eloquent sermon.
Tho bishop
Bishop Talks on Utah.
In Trinity Episcopal Church last
night Bishop Spalding, of Utah, deliv
ered an address on Morraonism," of
which subejet he has made an especial
study, and he Is in this section of the
country to explain to the people of his
church the custom* and manners of the
Mormons and what the Episcopal
Church is doing to convert them.
many years has lived in the West where
he has successfully conducted business I
U* came east tor Borna Day,"
To Spend "Home Day" Home.
Harry Porter, proprietor of tho Cen
tral Hotel, Richmond, Indiana, arrived
in Wilmington this morning as the
guest of Mr. and Mrs Andrew J. Nei
dermaler of East Fifth strut. Mr. Por
ter la a native of Wilmington but for
Everybody Praying Just Now
for Clear Weather on
There was a run on the law offices of
Marvtl and Manil In the duPont Building
this morning for Invitations to tihe "Old
Home Day" celebration. At least one
thousand of the aouvenlre were distri
buted and by night many of them will
bo on their way to Wilmlngtonlans now
living out of the city.
Josiah Marvtl, who la Chairman of the
joint committee on celebration was busy
this morning putting the finishing touches
on tho program for the day and by to
morrow night every detail will lhave boon
arranged. Indications point to tho biggest
celebration tho city has eveh seen. The In.
clement weather of last night and early
morning somewhat dampened She ardor of
the committeemen, but thnre Is no Indi
cation at this time (hat rain will marr tho
celebration. Tho prevailing winds do not
indicate wet weather and If the weather
Boreas Is Ikely to cut up almost any I
prank at this season but every Influme
Is boing exerted to hiive him conduct him- |
self properly for the city's benefit Just j
The work of erecting the reviewing i
sinnd In front of City Hall will bo started
man Is to be depended on Wilmington will
not have rain on Thursday. Of course
I.«« .
A deputy from tho office of Sheriff
Stafford went to Christiana this morn
ing to sell the prowwty of David Ap
pleby, late collector of taxes for Ap
poqulnlmlnk Hundred. Tho sale was
ordered at tho suit of tho county
against Mr. Appleby and his bands
men on a Judgment to recover 82800
taxes said to be duo tho county by Mr.
Appleby. It was undedslood at the
Court House on Saturday that Mr. Ap
pleby would settle his Indebtedness to
day but he had not done so at 12
An Interest in a Wilmington prop
erly of William Chandler, one of Mr.
Appleby's bondsmen Is advertised to be
sold by the sheriff this afternoon. At
noon no effort hud been made to pre
vent the sale.
Hanley Team Win*.
Hauley football team, of Chester, on
Saturday defeated the Pastime team
by a score of 6 to 3.
Prohibition i
a large gathering at the
meeting In Grace Church at Ninth and!
West street yesterday afternoon when
the principal address was by Judge
Samuel K. Artman of Indiana. Th# ftrstl
spoakcr was Rev. R. O. Everhart, who
severely criticised and ridiculed the state
ment of the license comminute« regard
ing Delaware under the no-lloenee law In
1856. Considering the number of Indict
ments found for selling liquor In Umt
period ho snld these Indictments were
found against only a few men and even
then the period extended into the license
regime. Mr. Everhart believed there were
Ananlases working for the license cause.
Rev. John H. Hector, the Black Knight,
who was on the stage made a brief witty
speech that caught the audience which
aplauded him liberally. Mr, Hector said
that ho hoped all tho 'church members
would euport the anlt-lleenso cause. He
wished some church members were like
a en. A hen has a spur that keeps her
from backsliding and If some Christians
were so equipped that they could not back
slide Into the saloon, the saloon would
be voted out.
Judge Artman delivered a learned ad
dress on the Illegality of tho saloon. He
asserted that tho privilege to sell liquor
was not an inherent right that is one
that belonged In man regwrdles sot sta
Ho said the question la whether the
saloon is a legalized Institution as meas
ured by tho common law. He said the
whole essence of common law is to pre
vent that which is wrong and dangerous,
therefore as the saloon Is a dangerous
... ,, „ .
Institution It canot to legalized. He quot
ed from h gh authorities on law to prove
this assertion. These authorities say It a
thing is against the welfare and public
order of a people, then It cannot be legal
ized. The speaker said that the supreme
court of Missouri has declared that the 1
open saloon Is a source of disorder. Other
court decisions were quoted to sustain this
He pointed out that there was a time
when the primitive man was guided only
by the moral force, but It was found that
this was Ineffective. He said: "Man made
law to enforce the principles of right ai d
wrong. Tho principle of law Is Unit the
constitutional and civil laws must be In]
accord with the moral law. It is true that
prohibition Is a moral proposition und
therefore must be a legal one. If problbi
tion Is morally right, tire ratoons can be
closed, for it It is proven that it is not nnj
inherent right to man. then it can be put!
out of business."
The law, he said, to-day simply gives,
a man the right to sell and therefore that
right can to taken away. In giving the]
right, restrictions are thrown about it to
seek to protect the safely of the |«ople.
Tho prohibitory law Is like a spade The
spade does not dig unless some one usej
It. The prohibitory law Is a means. It
must have good officers to enforce tt.
You cannot have blind tigers unless you
have blind officer*; you cannot have blind]
officers unltvw you have blind voters; you
cannot have blind voters unless you have
a blind pree*.
Judge Artman will speak at the Dela
ware Avenue Bant'«* ("thumb to-ulgbu
Propose to Erect a Bonded
Warehouse in the Dela
ware River
While everybody ta talking atout A
river front, there 1 » a big oonoem la th*.
city which is planning a pter on th« Del
aware which will poobably do more to-;
ward bringing about that for whioh the)
Board of Trade Is so earnestly striving,!
than all else. The condom Is tho duPont,
Powder Company and 1C.proposes to bulldl
a bonded warehouse and pier below Itaj
present pier on the Delaware river front,!
Plans for tho project ase now being dis— |
cussed by tho officials >of the Arm am*
Philadelphia architect«.
The need of a bonded warehouse by th*
big powder concern in tldsioUy Is unques-j
ttonod. Many things are needed in tba
manufacture of explosive» but the most]
important Ingredient is nltro-gtwowrtn*
which Is imported Into thls'countrywmd on]
which a heavy duty Is collected. Undo*
present arrangements, a of thigi
material Is brought to tlhto country byj
the duPonts and as no -one ptoit ef the]
big concern can t&ke an entire cargo ot
the glycerine, a peddling system ln re»,
sorted te, a portion ef the cargo beta*)
i partly unloaded here and then at vartouj
other points until th» cargo Is depleted,
Wilmington a Distributing Point.
Tho object of the bonded warehouse,
hero is to make Wilmington .a distribute
ing point for tho imported ingredients
used In the manufacture of explosives
which will save the dnMnt Company)
considerable expense and afin» same Mm*
increase the revenu* of the local oaMorn
house. Whole shiploads of material would
bo unloaded here end then reedMpped to
tho various plants of tho big —mown a e
I bo materials were needed. This would h#
a great accommodation to the duFt>st>
and at the same time to a boomer for th*
benefit of Wilmington's proposed rtrer
front A now plor would Have to Ist. erect,
ed on which to build th* warehouse amt
the proper depth of water dredged around
It to accommodate vessels of heavy
Tho duty on nltro-glycortne te Wgh and
if the duPents carry out their proposed
scheme tho value of Imports at the. port ofl
Wilmington would flax exceed fhoee of
past years and give this port a good
showing at Washington. At present the
duty on the Imported Ingredients used in
tho manufacture of explosive* Is ooUect
ed at tho various ports where th* ogrgoes
are unloaded, port »wire and part there,
but with a bonded warehouse hege, tbs
custom house at this port would collect
all the duty.
The duPonts own considerable lend
the river front adjacent to the prenant pier
of tho company. The new pies' will bo
constructed below tfhe present one and ths
Wilmington and Northern pier and It will
extend aboutAl y-" hundred feet, out In th*
river. With heeds of tho
steel plants at
; duPent pier with those already tharo.
i ttl0r * •» already a fairly good start for
Castle and the note
Wilmington's river front. Just whore ths
B'*ard of Trade committee and Um Com»
ml,teo of Cfty Council has located th* beef
P° lnt on the Delaware for a good river
front Is not known, but the committees
visited tho section below flh* city and
seemed to to favorably impressed! wlOJ
ttie location.
Water Guard Leon Craig Is. Investi»
gating conditions along the Brandy»
wine, having gone up that stream yes»
terday and has not returned. Red dy*
In the wateg was again noticed yester»
day, but to-day the water Is ao muddy
that no kind of dye could bo scon In
It, even though It were tho color 08
The usefulness of the preliminary
filters will now be tested. While mud»
dy water is looked for It _ls not ex»
pooled to be near as bad as in th«
Will Build Six Houses.
Building Inspector Johnson Issued 4
permit today to George W. Taylor ta
build six houses on the south side o|
Lancaster avenue, east oftduPoot Streep
costing 82,000 each.
Farm at Sheriff Sale.
The 147 acre farm of Michael
Reedy, In Christiana Hundred, was sol
sa|e thl8 morn!nK to Harrj .
Emmons> attorne y for 81500.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 28.—Since Set»
urday rein has fallen generali east of
1 the Mississippi river and snow hat 00 »
curred in the Lake Superior region
and Canada, and in tho mountain dis»
tricta of Virginia and West Virginia«
This morning a cool wave covers th*
Central Vallaye, with lowe*t reported
temperature 18 degrees at Charley Clty (
Iowa, ,n< * freezing températures
d throughout the northwest,
Foi-ec*«t till 8 p. m., Tuoiday.
In] ^ or ,w,r
Fair and much cold
tonight, with minimum temperature
about freezing. Tuesday fair and cold j
Bri>k northw , tter |y winds) diminish.
. ton j g ht.
* "- 1
to ■
1.30 P. M.
12 M.
9 A.M.
8 A.M.

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